JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia will receive antidotes to treat children with acute kidney injury from Japan’s pharmaceutical company Takeda next week, an official said on Thursday, Oct. 27.
“Insya Allah [God willing], soon we will have the ability to provide 200 more vials of antidote from Japan, donated by the Takeda pharmaceutical company next week,” said a spokesman from the Health Ministry Mohammad Syahril.
Syahril said the government would distribute them to all referral hospitals for handling cases of kidney failure.
In addition, the government has also bought 70 vials from Singapore. The antidote, known as Fomepizole, will be used to treat children suffering from acute kidney injury.
It was previously reported that some medicinal syrups containing ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol have been linked to fatal acute kidney injury in children.
"We will immediately distribute the medicines to the government hospitals. A total of 70 vials will also be delivered from Singapore," he said.
To date, the government has ordered 30 vials of Fomepizole from Singapore and 16 vials from Australia.
A total of 20 vials from Singapore have already arrived on Oct. 10 and Oct. 18. The delivery of the remaining antidotes is expected to arrive today.
The medicines have been distributed to hospitals in various Indonesian cities such as Padang, Surabaya, Medan, and Aceh.
The government recorded that as of Oct. 26, the number of acute kidney injury reached 269 cases, or up 0.09 percent from 245 and 73 patients have been receiving treatments. Meanwhile, a total of 157 people died, or 58 percent of the total cases and 39 patients have recovered.
(Writer: Fika Nurul Ulya | Editor: Dani Prabowo)https://t.me/kompascomupdate, kemudian join. Anda harus install aplikasi Telegram terlebih dulu di ponsel.